17% of elected officials in Scott Brown’s State Senate district endorse Martha Coakley

Martha Coakley released a list of elected officials in Scott Brown’s State Senate district that are supporting her.  At first glance the list looked impressive. Twenty five elected officials from Brown’s district endorsed Coakley. (Source:KennedySeat.com)

The twenty five number seems impressive until you realize that including the King Phillip’s Regional School Committee there are 147 elected members of school committees, boards of selectmen, or city councils in the district.  This does not include the boards of assesors, town clerks, library commissions etc which are elected in some of these towns.  That means that 17% of the elected officials in Scott Brown’s State Senate district have endorsed Martha Coakley. Doesn’t sound so impressive when put that way does it Madame Attorney General?

So what’s the chance that all 25 of those elected officials are Democrats?

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